Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

Illustrated talk by Jamie Vaudrey, Ph.D. on Seagrass, the ribbon-like plant found rooted underwater along Fishers Island’s coasts that is a vital and vibrant resource for both marine animals and humans.

Awesome Amphibians

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

FAMILY PROGRAM. Meet native frogs and salamanders and discover the amazing adaptations that these amphibians have. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

WATER: The History of Fishers Island’s Supply, Use and Distribution Systems

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

This illustrated talk by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will examine our island’s water sources and chronicle the evolution of our critical water system infrastructure beginning in the 1890s to today. In-person at the Museum, 2nd Floor

Crustaceans: On Land and Sea

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

FAMILY PROGRAM. New England’s coastline is home to countless species of crustaceans, but these armored creatures are not confined to the ocean. Many live in our forests and freshwater habitats! In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Birds In Winter: Surviving The Most Challenging Season

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

Illustrated talk by Roger Pasquier. Learn why we should think about birds in winter during August. Here on Fishers Island and throughout the Northern Hemisphere many birds are already preparing for the most challenging season of the year.

Construction Zone: Beavers at Work

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

FAMILY PROGRAM. Beavers are always secretly at work somewhere nearby building their own habitat and building habitat for many other animals in the process. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Gulf Stream Perspectives

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

Illustrated talk by W. Frank Bohlen, physical oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The Gulf Stream has for centuries been of interest to navigators, oceanographers and artists. Today, the Stream figures prominently in discussions of climate change. This combination of subjects gives life to a remarkable natural phenomenon.